Three Bridges get ground ready for new season as part of NatWest Cricketforce 2015

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club
NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club

Three Bridges Cricket Club players, members, officials and their families of braved the weather to help get the ground ready for the new season as part of NatWest CricketForce day.

Entering its 14th year, tens of thousands of players, members and volunteers across the country came together to help give back to clubs across England & Wales during the weekend.

A record 2,276 cricket clubs have registered to take part in the annual three-day event, which will see their facilities rejuvenated and prepared ahead of the new season.

Club projects range from simple paint jobs and sight screen cleaning, to brand new changing rooms, function rooms, and new pavilions.

For Three Bridges it was a case of tidying the ground with tasks such as clearing piles of grass cuttings and leaves, cutting down overhanging branches, cleaning the sign outside the ground and much more.

First team skipper Mark Church said: “It was great to see so many players supporting the club, all five sides were represented and it is a positive start to a big season for us.”

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Tahir Liaqat and Tom Blandford

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Tahir Liaqat and Tom Blandford

Mike Gatting, ECB Cricket Partnership Ambassador : “Year-on-year NatWest CricketForce continues to inspire and grow. The initiative is a proven way to attract new members and engage with the wider local community and businesses. Cricket clubs are the essence of our great sport and it’s vital we rally to support them.”

It was great to see so many players supporting the club, all five sides were represented and it is a positive start to a big season for us

Mark Church
NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Matt Blandford and Conor Golding

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Matt Blandford and Conor Golding

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Jack Biden, Tahir Liaqat and Luke Johnson

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Jack Biden, Tahir Liaqat and Luke Johnson

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Luke Johnson, Tahir Liaqat and Paul Golding

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Luke Johnson, Tahir Liaqat and Paul Golding

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Ollie Brown

NatWest CricketForce Day at Three Bridges Cricket Club. Ollie Brown